Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Table Scraps Table Toppers with Island Batik

Table Top

the theme for Island Batik this month is scrappy table toppers!

originally I was thinking of my women of the bible quilt since that used a ton of batik scraps but then I realized it was table toppers!! (duh!)

With our last Island Batik box they sent me this cute FQ bundle that’s Christmas themed and there were no “rules” for the bundle, so I figured I’d use as much of that as I could!

(The bottom brown lattice was yardage, I think about a yard)


and since I got got the new Accuquilt companion Angles set (6”) I wanted to use that set too!


I made 4 of these blocks!


and sewed them together


and added a border


Then quilted it and added binding, I machine quilted it on my domestic machine and did sort of in the ditch quilting- I like to keep up with using that machine and not long arm quilt everything! (also because a small topper like this just looks silly on a big frame!!)

I blogged about how I put it together on Accuquilt’s blog here.


Now I still had plenty of fabrics from that pile leftover so I busted out my bowtie die by accuquilt and came up with this


and added a border as well


and quilted it on my long arm and used a new plastic template and did in the ditch a bit too and added the same brown lattice fabric for the binding


I think I actually quilted it too much with the template but I like it Winking smile

and I machine stitched the binding down on all these as well!


Then I found this 5” christmas tree strip and had plenty of the lattice fabric still


so I used the hunter star die and cut out 8 sets


and made this block


and added two borders – WOW! ha ha


then I quilted it and added the same binding!!


on the green border I used a variegated thread and I found this fancy branch stitch on my machine and tried it out and it looks cute on the border!


I used the leftover Christmas tree batik for the backing


so it’s not really the typical scrappy table toppers, but I used every scrap of the FQ bundle and made 3 table toppers!

(Sonja already has two picked out for her teachers!)

WOW! that’s amazing Mommy!!

-why thank you Anja!



Vicki in MN said...

All wonderful projects Bea and sounds like your daughter found homes for a couple-always good to do double duty!

Barb said...

What a cutie you have there....love your toppers

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Great projects Bea and how neat that Anja has already found homes for a couple of them!